With Monsanto/Bayer vs Nuziveedu Seed Limited (NSL) secretly settled out-of-court, the two factions of the 20,000 crore seed industry-National Seed Association of India (NSAI) comprising small & medium Indian seed companies (seedcos), and the Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) comprising foreign seed MNCs including Monsanto/Bayer, Syngenta, among others…


As the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was blocking roads all across India on March 26 and celebrating Bharat Bandh, the situation in Ahmedabad got out of hand. The Bharatiya Kisan Union’s (BKU) Yudhvir Singh was arrested in the middle of a press conference. The arresting officer, with the IPS stars on…


Chautala: A no-confidence motion in Haryana, a farmer revolution growing in their backyard and an ongoing tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress for the state — the Chautala clan have had a lot on their plate over the last few months.

Both factions of the clan — Dushyant’s…


My cellphone rings at 3:30 am. “Can you come now, my father is in the hospital,” said a man on the other end. It was a serious affair. …


The Government using the lockdowns, curfews and sundry other curbs in the name of public health concerns is just a façade

One swallow doesn’t make a summer but one Ambani, Anmol, speaking out against the lockdown makes for an interesting situation. Recently, the son of Anil Ambani lashed out against…


Palanpur: With the coming of the green mango season, Rakesh Tikait spent some time in Gujarat early this month, in an attempt to “seed a revolution”.

The battle lines were already drawn before Tikait’s journey to the state — the Gujarat government recently arrested Bharitya Kisan Union leader Yudhvir Singh while he was addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad.

Tikati’s plan was simple — make alliances, political and apolitical, and cover over 500 kms through a…


This is the third part in a series on kisan panchayats that are being held in the wake of the agitations against the three controversial farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government . Read other parts of the series here and here.

Hubali-Dharwad: By 5 pm a white i20…


Pipad, Rajasthan, is usually a quiet place with fallow lands, parched salty soils and a blooming mining industry, which often operates in a legally grey zone.

In an hour’s drive from Jodhpur, one catches glimpses of both thorny bamboos and extraordinary human resilience.

Afroz Khan, now almost 35, was born…


The Finance Minister’s plans to fix India’s agriculture sector leave a lot to be desired and these tall claims should be taken with a pinch of salt

The message from the Union Budget 2021–22 is clear — Credit, Corporatisation and Disinvestment. Rahul Gandhi promptly tweeted “crony capitalism” while the protesting…


To emerge victorious the Government should embrace the farmers’ cause, and not ignore it because of violence by a few miscreants

India’s 72nd Republic Day was marred by unprecedented violence and mayhem in the Capital. On one hand the country showcased its military might at the historic Rajpath, while on…

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